Quasi-Religions

Humanism, Marxism and Nationalism

  • Authors
  • John E. Smith

Part of the Themes in Comparative Religion book series (THCR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. John E. Smith
    Pages 1-14
  3. John E. Smith
    Pages 15-44
  4. John E. Smith
    Pages 45-81
  5. John E. Smith
    Pages 82-120
  6. John E. Smith
    Pages 121-134
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 135-154

About this book

Introduction

This fascinating book considers systems of belief and practice which are not religions in the full-blown sense, but which nevertheless affect human life in ways similar to the role played by the recognised religions. Professor Smith's thorough account compares the features which Humanism, Marxism and Nationalism share with recognised religions, analysing each in turn, and asks whether there is not always a threat of the demonic when any contingent reality - man, the economic order, or the state - is made absolute.

Keywords

Affect Humanism Marx marxism nationalism religion state

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